Thursday, March 3, 2016

Romney’s High-Profile Speech: Like Guggenheim Putting On His Dinner Jacket To Die Like A Gentleman Aboard The Titanic

Today was a stunning day in the body politic.  The man who twice failed to win his bid for the presidency took to the dais at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute to gun for the GOP’s front-runner.

As someone wrote, “The living, breathing, immaculately coiffed human embodiment of the same Republican establishment that Trump publicly reviles and of the economic currents that he exploits but claims to despise—tried to convince the reality star’s supporters that they are ‘suckers’ being taken in by a dangerous con man.”

Watching him speak, it was not hard to compare Mitt Romney to Benjamin Guggenheim.  Guggenheim, heir to the Guggenheim family fortune, returned to Room B-84 of the Titanic to change into his finest evening wear and was last heard saying, “We’ve dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.”

Romney provided the fodder that launched the blitzkrieg waged by Marco Rubio, and to a lesser extent Ted Cruz, in last week’s debate before the Super Tuesday primaries when he intimated there may be a “bombshell” in Trump’s tax returns.

It is too soon to tell if Romney’s charge is true, but it is clear that his devilment is no less sleazy than the cheap shot taken which then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leveled at him on the floor of the Senate in 2012.

“Donald Trump is phony, a fraud.  He’s playing the American people for suckers.  He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat,” said Romney.

The people in this country have been betrayed by the GOP leadership ever since The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer took office.  They’ve watched as oppressive regulations, out-of-control spending, sequesters, CRomnibus bills, the “fundamental transformation of America”, executive orders, bailouts and universal healthcare have been rammed down their throats. 

In 2010, 2012 and again in 2014 the people voted to fire RINOs who perpetuated that betrayal in the hope that their duplicity would end but it did not.  They’ve watched helplessly as their hopes and dreams of a better America have been crushed.

Trump may well be a snake oil salesman, but can he be any worse than The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer, a woman who is currently under investigation for possible espionage and a milquetoast socialist from Vermont?

I believe that the entrenched Republican establishment which has lined its pockets off the sweat and blood of honest, hard-working Americans should let this election cycle play out.  This is supposed to be about the will of the people, not about what Reince Priebus, Mitt Romney or Mitch McConnell want.  People are tired of the national decline and foreigners disrespecting America.

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